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About This Show
Greek Life Today is on a mission to elevate the fraternity and sorority community by sharing inspiring stories from chapters across North America. Join host Jon Moore as he learns what high-performing fraternities and sororities are doing in the areas of philanthropy & community service, social life, alumni relations, recruitment, risk management and more, and learn how you can bring these best practices to your college or university. It’s time for a new generation of Greek Life leaders to step forward; are you ready to carry the torch?
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GLT 011: Protecting female spaces #HearHerHarvard
7 days ago
On May 6th, 2016, Harvard President Drew Faust announced a controversial policy restricting the opportunities available to members of single-gender organizations. In response, hundreds of undergraduate women took to Harvard Yard to express their concern, unified by the rallying cry of Hear Her Harvard. And with that, a movement was born.
To understand the origins of the policy, you have to go back to 2014 (and probably further), when the university received several complaints about the all-male Final Clubs. In an effort to make campus social life safer, Harvard began considering various courses of action. What no one expected, though, is that the university would end up punishing the very women they set out to protect.
It’s a complicated issue and there is a ton of ground to cover in this edition of the show, including:
* Why Grace Wang wanted to start the first sorority at Harvard in 1993.
* The sequence of events leading up to the implementation of the policy.
* How sorority leaders at Harvard are defying the university’s policy and protecting female spaces.
Listen here. ⬇
Selected links from episode 11 about Hear Her Harvard
The blessing — and curse — of making this episode was the quantity and quality of content available about this story. Of the 11 episodes I’ve made so far, this was BY FAR the most cumbersome because of how much information there was to consider. Here are some of the articles I synthesized to produce this show.
Read Harvard’s official statement about unrecognized single-gender social organizations.
From the archives of Kappa Alpha Theta, check out this article about the founding of the Zeta Xi chapter.
See the latest tweets about #HearHerHarvard.
Behind closed doors: How Harvard’s final clubs went from unrecognized to penalized